British Eventing has confirmed that that Iona Sclater died in a riding accident on Sunday, August 11, at her home. The 15-year-old was called a “bright star” of the sport, having been long listed for the Pony European Championships in 2017 and 2019.
Iona had competed as a BE member for five years, in which she earned 33 top-10 placings and also represented the eastern region for times at the under-18 regional championships. She won three events this year: BE100u18 at Stratford Hills, BE100 at Aston Le Walls, and the under-18 open novice at Burnham Market.
Our thoughts are with her parents, Charles and Hetty, her sisters, Lara and Alicia, and all who loved Iona.
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Events Opening This Week: University of New Hampshire H.T., Larkin Hill H.T., FEH Qualifier at Loch Moy Farm, FEH Championships at Loch Moy Farm, Surefire Farm H.T., ESDCTA New Jersey H.T. at the Horsepark, Stable View Oktoberfest 1/ 2/3/4* and H.T., Sundance Farm H.T., FEH Central Championships at Snowdonia Farms, Jump Start H.T.
The entry list is hugely exciting for the upcoming MARS Great Meadow International. Three members of the Pan American Games gold medal winning team will be competing, with all three on one horse in the feature CCI4*-S division. They’ve got a huge lineup for competitors and spectators alike with a doggie VIP area, vendor village, beer garden, family friendly demonstrations and the thrilling Bareback Puissance. It all takes place Aug. 22-25 in The Plains, Virginia. [One Week Until MARS Great Meadow International]
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Posted by Boyd Martin on Saturday, August 10, 2019